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The 2018 National Health Data Consultative Committee (HDCC) meeting organized by the Federal Ministry of Health took place on the 3rd and 4th of December 2018 in Abuja.

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Introducing the Health Data Analytics Fellowship for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (HDAFMDA); a research fellowship for staff members of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to improve health data analytics for enhanced decision-making in Nigeria.

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About the department

The Health Planning, Research & Statistics Department ensures the achievement of the goals and objectives of the National Health Policy.


To serve as the channel through which the Ministry performs its stewardship role and other statutory responsibilities necessary for achieving the goals and objectives of the National Health.

Functions and Objectives

  • Development of Plans (Rolling, Medium and Perspective) and Preparation of Budgets.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes, Projects and Plans Implementation.

  • Serve as Secretariat to the National Council on Health.

  • Conduct research into the sectors over which the Ministry has jurisdiction, in collaboration with other departments and agencies, institutions and parastatals.
  • Conduct research into the internal organizational, operational and management modalities of the Ministry.

  • Routine collection and processing of Data and Statistics relating to the Ministry and the Health Sector.

  • Liaison with relevant bodies outside the Ministry.

  • Coordinating, tracking and assessing MDG projects and programmes.

  • Planning and coordination of Human Resources for Health development.

  • International Health & Resource Mobilization.

  • Implementation of World Bank/African Development Bank Health Systems Development Project.

  • Coordination of National Health Management Information System.

  • Serves as Secretariat of the National Health Research Ethics Committee.


MBBS (Nig.), MPH, PGD(PAD), MPA, MSc (Health Systems Mgt)
Director, Health Planning, Research & Statistics

Dr. Ngozi R.C. Azodoh is a Public Health Physician, a consummate administrator, an accomplished manager, and an experienced coordinator of complex health projects. She currently serves as Director/ Head of the Department of Health Planning, Research, and Statistics of the FMoH.